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Old 19th April 2019
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Default 33.4mm fork/hub issues

Hey guys I'm in need of some desperate help. just cant get my head around my front end set up.

I'm currently running 10" over tubes and a hamburger drum hub.

Up until recently I didn't have a brace and everything was fine. when I did find the much needed brace to help control the front end, thats when everything fell apart.

When I fitted the brace over six months ago it felt solid and that the forks were working correctly and the wheel fitted up perfectly.

However I recently did a check up on the entire bike to realise that something seriously wrong is going on and that my fork lowers have managed to pull in to tightly somehow and have literally carved my hub up so bad that on every revolution of the wheel leaves more and more alloy shaving on my bench

Now the most obvious problem would appear to be the brace and thinking that the width between the tube holes is narrower but as I can slide the brace right up under the lower tree this quickly rules that out. But as you can see from the photos theres a MASSIVE taper running from my lower tree all the way down to the axel and I don't know whats going on.

If it is some how the brace then I'm wondering if there are different width trees over the years and maybe the brace is from a different front end?

Im also finding it hard to get my head around why the forks would taper so much from the trees down to the hub as well as this dosent seem right either...

Could I be missing a spacer or something to pull the forks apart so their not so hard up against the hub?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Saxon
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